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France painting holiday plein air #4

Castillon, France, 15" x 11"

A real quickie Plein air before lunch on the second day of my French trip.  I decided that I was in quite a cool and shady spot, not causing any obstruction to market pedestrians, and so did this one looking down the street from the centre of town.  Painted in about 30 minutes.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold press, 300 gms


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Janet Catmull

Hi Tim, I admire your painting style and just finished watching a critique from your Sept. 15, 2019 paint-along. I found it so beneficial that I signed up for the Dec. 15th online workshop and am very excited about it! I have a question: What do you think about the idea that since the foreground of a scene is closest to the viewer it should be in more detail (like its opposite that a distant background should contain less detail)? I note that in this painting you left the foreground vague. Thanks!

Tim Wilmot

Thank you Janet and thanks for registering. I believe the foreground and background are left simple. Focus is on the middle ground.

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